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Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Reunion beckons 100 years of teachers, staff and students
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- At most school reunions, you hang out with your old classmates. But imagine greeting your fellow alumni along with your mom, your daughter, your teacher from 40 years ago and even the janitor from way, way back when.

Swiss climber rescued from Mount McKinley
DENALI NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- National Park Service rangers came to the aid of a Swiss climber in trouble on Mount McKinley, park officials said Sunday.

Physics students to mix lessons with traffic safety
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- It's not your typical high school physics story problem.

Eklutna wants junk removed, salmon run restored
EKLUTNA (AP) -- Leaders of the Native Village of Eklutna are hoping to get started on a cleanup plan this summer with the goal of restoring salmon runs to the Eklutna River.

Knowles participates in Memorial Day events
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles spent Memorial Day helping dedicate a statue that will be added to the Veterans Memorial.

Fire destroys store in Two Rivers
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A landmark general store in Two Rivers has been destroyed by fire.

Wildlife enforcement keeping close watch on eider ducks
BETHEL (AP) -- Wildlife enforcement in local villages is keeping close watch on two species of eider ducks to maker sure they reach their spring birthing grounds unharmed.

Anchorage couple killed in house fire
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A couple was killed Monday when a fire raced through their East Anchorage home.

Steller sea lions throw lifeline to SeaLife Center
SEWARD (AP) -- The Alaska SeaLife Center was born with the mission of saving the endangered Steller sea lion and other marine mammals of the North Pacific. As it turns out, the Steller sea lion is saving the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Wild fires keep firefighters busy over the weekend
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center reported 25 wildland fires over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

Conservation officer says Porcupine caribou late again this year
BARROW (AP) -- Time is running out for the Porcupine caribou herd, according to the conservation officer for the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

Searchers find body of missing Yakutat man
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Searchers over the weekend found the body of a Yakutat man who disappeared last week.

Coldfoot truck stop prepares for summer
BARROW (AP) -- The Coldfoot Truck Stop is 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle but that isn't keeping it from preparing for the summer rush.

Anchorage Daily News on cruise ship pollution bill
Alaska lawmakers have one job to do when they convene in special session on June 7. They should pass House Bill 260 to regulate cruise ship discharges into the state's air and water.

HUD rejects Calista Housing plan
BETHEL (AP) -- The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has rejected a plan by Calista Corp. to start its own housing authority.

Elmendor squadron wins national honor
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The 19th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base has won national honors.

Court says legal aliens entitled to permanent fund dividends
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Immigrant Alaskans who are in the United States legally may be entitled to an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend if they plan to remain here indefinitely and meet all the other requirements for the annual payout.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on legislative session.
Almost without notice, comparatively speaking, this year's session of the Alaska Legislature came and went in silence.

DOT to fund new trail markers for tundra villages
BETHEL (AP) -- Every winter high winds blow down markers made of willow branches and reflective tape that lead to tundra villages, and every winter somebody dies because they lose their way.

Anchorage Daily News on cruise ship pollution bill
Alaska lawmakers have one job to do when they convene in special session on June 7. They should pass House Bill 260 to regulate cruise ship discharges into the state's air and water.

State biologists predict lower sockeye salmon harvest
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- State biologists have estimated this year's Bristol Bay sockeye salmon harvest to be around 17 million fish -- lower than last year's harvest of 20.5 million or the previous year's 25.3 million reds.

Juneau Empire on getting an 18-hole golf course
Juneau is a community that takes great pride in its world-class recreational offerings.

State troopers out in force Memorial Day weekend
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers were out in force Memorial Day weekend.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on the Alaska pipeline valuation
It's not every day that Fairbanksans are treated to sight of the home team belting one out of the park in a contest

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on the Alaska pipeline valuation
It's not every day that Fairbanksans are treated to sight of the home team belting one out of the park in a contest with Alaska big oil producers. But that description would appear to fit the recent victory the Fairbanks North Star Borough and other municipalities claimed with respect to the state's tax valuation of the trans-Alaska pipeline and related properties.

Seward supports plan for marine center improvements
SEWARD (AP) -- A cash infusion from the sale of the K.M. Rae Building could set the stage for improvement at the Seward Marine Center, the center's facilities manager said.

Community Calendar
The Community Calendar lists events and meetings of nonprofit organizations. Deadline for submissions is noon the preceding day. To have your event listed, or to change any information, call 283-7551 or fax 283-3299.

Around the Peninsula
Social Security is topic at chamber meeting TOTE to be discussed at chamber meeting WRCC to hold meetingVisitors center to host archaeology programVolcano, glacier talk plannedRegister a team for the Relay for Life Kenai to sponsor a summer rec program Ninilchik River campground closed

Stewart pulls off daring driving double
CONCORD, N.C. -- When his grueling 1,100 miles of racing were over, Tony Stewart had one word for his critics: Idiots.

Castroneves takes Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS -- The new Indianapolis 500 champion gave up some much-needed sleep to watch himself on TV in the wee hours following his victory. He liked what he saw.

Veto or sign?
To sign, not sign or veto, that is the question. And only Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles has the answer.

City manager to be chosen for Kenai Wednesday night
The Kenai City Council will decided Wednesday night who will be the next city manager for the peninsula's largest city. It has been described as the most important task a council does.

Consultant peers at hospital future
The nonprofit corporation that runs the publicly owned hospital in Soldotna has hired a consultant to plan facilities that could shape central Kenai Peninsula health care for 50 years.

Dillingham's Hladick wants manager spot
Kenai is the second community on the Kenai Peninsula of which Chris Hladick has applied to be the city manager. Two years ago he was a hopeful for the city of Homer's job, but lost to former Homer assembly member Ron Drathman.

Snow wants to return after leaving in 1980s
Kenai was where Linda Snow says she first got the urge to get into municipal management.

Memorial Day a success but education needed
Those who died for our country were recognized on Memorial Day at the Kenai Cemetery and Leif Hansen Memorial Park. All in attendance mourned those who died serving their country in the armed forces.

Quick response stops brush fire in North Kenai
Monday was no holiday for firefighters.

Dan Little
Kenai resident Dan Little died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Kenai Gas Fields. He was 38.

Mabel Marie Lewis
Nikiski resident Mabel Marie Lewis died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 91.

Dan Little
Kenai resident Dan Little died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Kenai Gas Fields. He was 38.

Letters to the Editor
Private prison proposal carries too much risk for state, boroughIn-river fishery helps support lots of peninsula businesses

Republicans easily lose sight of their goal; Democrats don't care about civility
Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont is now officially an Independent. Unified gov

GOP ignoring reasons for Jeffords' decision
Sen. James Jeffords delivered a short but powerful farewell lecture to the Republican Party Thursday, which party leaders -- the president and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott -- quickly disputed and brushed off. In doing so, it seems to us they perpetuate the misjudgments of which they were accused.

Community News
Funds raised, hopes soar in torch run Kenai center in need of computer donor Library to hold sale Scholarship offered by American LegionHomer Community Schools

Around the Peninsula
Social Security is topic at chamber meetingTOTE to be discussed at chamber meetingWRCC to hold meetingVisitors center to host archaeology programVolcano, glacier talk plannedRegister a team for the Relay for LifeKenai to sponsor a summer rec programNinilchik River campground closed

Ask a Trooper
Question: We have repeatedly had our roadside our mail box destroyed beyond repair. We also have had our mail removed from the box, torn open and left in and around the box.

Births
Charlee and David Powell Monica and Nathan Smith

Blanketing the council
Mrs. Heath's third-grade class at Mountain View Elementary School recently presented the Kenai City Council with a quilt.

Community news
Funds raised, hopes soar in torch runKenai center in need of computer donor Library to hold saleScholarship offered by American LegionHomer Community Schools

Alaska SeaLife Center news
New octopus, new eggs Microhabitat changes Squid day is coming Rehab seals doing well New exhibit debuts Program manager wins award

Peninsula People
Miss Pre-Teen to crown successorMerrill travels to national competition

Groups urge activity among those over 50
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coalition of health and policy groups is calling for broad efforts to encourage an active lifestyle among people ages 50 and over.

Senior Briefs
Activities at local senior centersl

Sports Briefs
Boles fired by Marlins, replaced by PerezLickliter wins storm-delayed Kemper Boeker sweeps three titles Arizona takes Women's College World Series

Mariners rout Royals to complete sweep
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Paul Abbott pitched a six-hitter for his first career complete game and John Olerud went 4-for-5 as the Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 13-3 Monday for a four-game sweep.

McGwire homers as St. Louis stops Brewers
ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire homered in his first game for St. Louis since April 15, leading the Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Monday.

Teen-ager reviving U.S. interest in mile
EUGENE, Ore. -- Alan Webb could be the track star America has been seeking, the miler who ignites enthusiasm in the sport again in this country.

Stewart pulls off daring driving double
CONCORD, N.C. -- When his grueling 1,100 miles of racing were over, Tony Stewart had one word for his critics: Idiots.

Sparks slip past Comets
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks kept it from being a perfect day for the Houston Comets.

Iverson reverses 76ers' fate
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Healthier, speedier and bloodier than he has been in a while, Allen Iverson led the Philadelphia 76ers to a win they desperately needed.

Castroneves takes Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS -- The new Indianapolis 500 champion gave up some much-needed sleep to watch himself on TV in the wee hours following his victory. He liked what he saw.

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